Vacant Land Registers

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Environment – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 23 February 1983.

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Photo of Mr Giles Shaw Mr Giles Shaw , Pudsey 12:00, 23 February 1983

The hon. Gentleman's point should be fully and correctly answered. Although 11 per cent. of the land is available for house building, a large proportion of registered land will not be suitable for development. That has always been the case. However, it must be important that we are trying to bring every development site into productive use as soon as possible. Smaller sites will be too costly to introduce at this time.